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Student Services

Our Mission: Student Services is committed to supporting the instructional process by identifying and eliminating barriers to learning, advocating for the needs of the whole child, and empowering all students to become lifelong learners in the 21st century.


The school social worker for Cashwell Elementary is:

Danielle Sibert

daniellesibert@ccs.k12.nc.us

Available: Monday thru Friday

Click on the following link for more info: socialwork.ccs.k12.nc.us

Phone Number: (910) 424-2312

School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals with a Bachelors or Master’s degree in social work. They are the link between the home, school and community. School social workers provide direct as well as indirect services to students, families and school personnel such as monitoring school attendance, promoting dropout prevention, consultation, information and referral, identification of at-risk students, and counseling. In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.


The school counselors for Cashwell Elementary are:

Christina Corbett & Mary Butler

christinacorbett@ccs.k12.nc.us & marybutler@ccs.k12.nc.us

Available: Monday thru Friday

Phone Number: (910) 424-2312

Visit the following link for more info: counselors.ccs.k12.nc.us

Professional school counselors are certified/licensed educators with a minimum of a Master’s degree in school counseling making them uniquely qualified to address students’ cognitive, socio-emotional and career development needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program. They also provide consultation, individual and group counseling, academic advisement. In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.


The Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Teacher for Cashwell Elementary is:

Sarah Hennessy & Shannon Blue

sarahhennessy@ccs.k12.nc.us & shannonblue@ccs.k12.nc.us

Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Phone Number: (910) 424-2312

The Cumberland County School System is committed to the academic success of all students. Its mission states that all schools will be safe and caring and that student achievement will continually increase with no differences among subgroups.

In keeping with the mission of Cumberland County Schools, the Board of Education adopts the following North Carolina definition of giftedness:

Academically or intellectually gifted students perform or show the potential to perform at substantially high levels of accomplishment when compared with others or their age, experience, or environment; academically or intellectually gifted students exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas, specific academic fields, or in both intellectual areas and specific academic fields. Academically or intellectually gifted students require differentiated services beyond those ordinarily provided by the regular education program. Outstanding abilities are present in students from all cultural groups, across all economic strata and in all areas of human endeavor.


The School Speech-Language Pathologists for Cashwell Elementary are:

April Massengill 

aprilmassengill@ccs.k12.nc.us 

Available: Monday thru Friday

Phone Number: (910) 424-2312

When the need for evaluation has been determined and the parent(s) have signed consent for evaluation, we evaluate students using various different tests. We test for speech sound delays/disorders, language delays/disorders, and fluency disorders (stuttering) and we have even had students with voice disorders. But schools are not hospitals or rehab clinics. Speech impairments in the school setting have to have an “adverse educational effect.” For example, if a child presents with a lisp, he/she does not get services at school unless the lisp affects the child’s education. Most of the children we work with have serious speech delays or disorders which impact their education and their ability to access the general education curriculum.


The English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher for Cashwell Elementary is:

Jennifer Bialas

jenniferbialas@ccs.k12.nc.us

Available: Monday thru Friday

Phone Number: (910) 424-2312

ESL services are available to any student who is enrolled in a Cumberland County school (grades K-12) and who have been assessed and identified as limited English proficient. ESL teachers maintain an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) for all LEP students actively in the program. LEP students are mainstreamed in their regular classes most of the school day. ESL instruction is provided using the “pull-out” instructional model in grades K-5 and for one elective class daily in grades 6-12. Differentiated instruction allows the ESL teacher to create the best learning experiences possible and is essential in meeting the individual language and academic needs of LEP students. State-adopted textbooks and a variety of resources are available to LEP students.


The Cashwell Elementary School Nurse is:

Tanisha Sluss-Cohen, RN

ildaurasluss-cohen@ccs.k12.nc.us@ccs.k12.nc.us

Available: Wednesday & Friday

Phone Number: (910) 424-2312

School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement and health of students. School nurses facilitate health services such as immunizations, communicable disease control, vision and hearing screening and follow-up, health assessments, and referrals, and health counseling and information for students and families. School nurses actively collaborate with school personnel, students and parents to create health plans and to administer medication.


The EC Case Manager for Cashwell Elementary: 

John Atanasio

johnatanasio@ccs.k12.nc.us

Available: Monday thru Friday

Phone Number: (910) 424-2312

The EC Case Teacher can address concerns for students eligible for special education services. They can verify service implementation and communicate with the student’s team to meet their academic and functional needs. In addition, she can coordinate Child Find. This is a coordinated effort between the Student Services Team and the Exceptional Children Services to locate and identify children and youth suspected of or diagnosed with a disability who might have intellectual, physical, or emotional disabilities and are unable to benefit from the regular school program without special assistance.


The Cumberland County Schools Military Family & Youth Liason is:

Joseph Peek

Email: josephpeek@ccs.k12.nc.us

Phone Number: 910-678-7008

The military family and youth liaison (MFYL) acts as a communication link between the installation and the school district in order to ease the transition for the military students. The MFYL coordinates and supports efforts to: assess needs, build awareness of resources, and connect those with needs to support solutions.


Community Resources:

Dial 2-1-1 or visit NC211.org

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Published by Kenneth Josef on October 21, 2019